Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shapewelding Sketching


Here’s a handy way to practice shapewelding, the linking of light-to-light shapes and dark-to-dark shapes. Next time you’re at a classical concert or a penguin convention, where everything is either black or white, bring a Marvy brush pen (or equivalent) and a sketchbook. Lightly sketch in the shapes, and then draw in the blacks as one big shape. Try to avoid drawing lines around the white shapes; just let them blend into the white of the paper. If you need to define a white shape, like the white jacket at lower right, use a black shape behind it.

7 comments:

Paolo Rivera said...

These are great!

LuisNCT said...

good idea!

Super Wu-Man said...

beautiful! awsome work

also janette, i'm curious has there ever been a place where you had to say to james before going somewhere that he ABSOLUTLY could not take his sketch stuff that he wanted too...haha, like a funeral or somthing, haha!

Ginger*:)* said...

Just Marvylous!

Jasons-Brush said...

This is great advise. I certainly need to practice this more often.

Best, Jason

adebanji said...

Great stuff here, I'm really learning, love your blog!

Randall Laue said...

Nice! Why you are not more popular is beyond me! You should be on your own show!!!